Saturday, January 11, 2014

It was All Down Hill

     This past Friday our kids had their annual Home School Ski Trip. 6 of our 7 kids were able to go plus we brought three others.  On the way down - one got decided to throw up. Once their the kids went down the hills while I stayed inside, ate french fries, played with the youngest and visited with a gal from the Bemidji area who , as I learned, helped set up the ICR seminar that I attended last year along with some other amazing things.  The trip left me with a few things to be thankful for.
  1. That the sick kid made it out the window instead of in the van.
  2. That no-one else ended up sick.
  3. That we had great weather for the day - it was in the 20's above zero instead of below
  4. That we had a safe drive there and back.
  5. That all the kids had a great time.
  6. For being able to visit with others.
  7. To be able to eat french fries.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

It's Been Cold

     We recently had a cold spell where actual temps reached into the 30's below zero even some 40's with wind chill values in the 60's below zero.

     In all of that we can still be thankful.  I am thankful for vehicles that started in the cold to get us where we needed to go.  I'm thankful for a furnace that works and has kept us warm even though there were times it struggled to keep up.  I'm also thankful for the snow we received before all the cold to insulate the ground and keep underground water and septic lines from freezing.

     In all of this cold, what are you finding to be thankful for?

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Emily's Birthday

Today we celebrate the Birthday of our now 12 year old daughter Emily.  And for her I am thankful.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year / Happy Thanksgiving Month

     I have no set list I'll be using from day to day this year.  Instead I'll be posting various things I find from time to time. 

     This morning I found this devotion on RBC's web site on thanksgiving.  Click here to listen / read.  Accordingly, it is Thanksgiving Month.